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NSPAC is a volunteer organization serving as a resource to parents and guardians of children in the Northborough/Southborough district with special needs and learning differences. 
 
Our membership is open to parents and guardians of children who have Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), 504s or anyone interested in special education within the Northborough/ Southborough School District.  
 
We work closely with the district administration and educators to identify areas of need and act in an advisory role to the school committee and the administration.
 
Why We Have a PAC
Special Education Parent Advisory Councils are state mandated advisory groups. Read the state regulations here.
 
 
What We Do
 
We are a positive and solution oriented group who play an integral role in the programs, research, and solutions that are provided to the children and families who benefit from differentiated learning.
  • Present monthly educational programs on a variety of topics.
  • Provide a broad range of information, contacts, and networking opportunities.
  • Share resource information (books, programs, evaluators, etc).
  • Facilitate connections with other parents dealing with similar issues and professionals who can help.
 
Join our Email List

Send a blank email message to nspac-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. Please respond to the invitation you will then receive. 

Volunteer Opportunities
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Upcoming Events:

Please join Friends of NSPAC for our monthly
"Coffee and Connect" meetings

These monthly sessions are an opportunity for attendees to connect with others in the special education community. A specific topic of discussion is chosen by the participants of that session and time is allocated for sharing and brainstorming on challenges and unmet needs. 


Northborough Library - 34 Main St., Northborough  (parking on Patty Lane)
10 am - 12 pm

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
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WHEN YOU DISAGREE WITH AN IEP:  
How to effectively resolve special education conflicts

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
10 am - 12 pm
Northborough Library - 34 Main St. 
(Parking is located behind library on Patty Lane)

Do you find yourself at a crossroads with your IEP or 504 Team? Please join us for this free workshop on what to do next. Attorney Daniel Perlman will teach us what our rights and options are as well as guide us on how to utilize these in a collaborative, straight-forward manner in order to achieve results. Come learn how to move from conflict to solution!

CREATING A POST SECONDARY VISION
Tuesday, February 14, 201
10 am - 12 pm
Northborough Library - 34 Main St.
(Parking is located behind library on Patty Lane)

"Creating a Post Secondary Vision" will enable parents to capture, express, plan for, and execute against a transition plan which will drive the development of their child's IEP from age 14 forward. At age 14 the IEP focus turns towards and is aligned to achievement of this vision. This shift can be dramatic and can often result in an intesified IEP offering. Come learn how to make your dreams a reality!


Quick References

 



Here's a handy chart to print and keep that explains how the 45 school day timeline for evaluations and production of IEPs/504s works.                 45 Day Timeline Chart